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Butler County Community College
901 S. Haverhill Road
Building 100, Room 104
El Dorado, Kansas 67042
Letters to the editor encouraged
Butler's Tara Munley, aka the
Toy Chick, helps a local radio
station collect toys for tots
every holiday season. Her
story is on page 30.
Photo by Justin Hayworth
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MODEL JESSY CLONTS
8 Journey to
A Park City woman talks
candidly about her
experience with Multiple
Story by Tina Vinson
16 Double Take
The Mohr brothers look a lot
alike, and they should since
they're twins. They do a lot
together, too, including
football and working in the
Story by Dave Kratzer
26 Butler High?
The number of high
schoolers enrolling in Butler
courses keeps on growing.
This semester there are 506,
including Kristyn Barker.
Story by Mike Shepherd
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"lexas Trash? Who ever heard of Texas Trash? What about Ice Cream in a Bag? Of course, if
_- you knew Lisa Byfield, you'd understand.
Byfield, who is the director of Butler's EduCare Center on the El Dorado campus, was diagnosed
with a brain tumor last year. She likes working with kids at the center, but lately it has been hard for
her some days because of chemotherapy treatments.
Luckily, Byfield has many supportive friends at Butler, friends like Rhonda Morrison. Why are the
Rhonda Morrison will be quick to answer that. Morrison is the assistant registar and she knows
many people. After all, she handles state aid reports, checks graduation eligibility, and athletic eligibility.
. teaspoon salt
i cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
3 cups of rolled oats
6 ounces of chocolate chips
11/4 cups shifted flour
8 ounces of M&Ms
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup coconut
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat short-
ening, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Shift
flour, soda, salt, and add to mixture. Stir
in oats, chocolate chips, M&Ms, and
coconut. Drop onto a greased cookie
sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12-15 minutes.
Cool 2 minutes before removing from
pan. Submitted by Mary Moon.
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"It was my idea. I thought it would be some-
thing fun to involve the kids at the Educare
Center. I thought maybe they could do some of
the pictures," Morrison says. "I wanted to make
a recipe book that everyone could use." The
cookbook serves another important purpose. "It
will help Lisa with her medical and living
expenses," Morrison says.
Originally, the cookbook was scheduled to be
printed last spring. But putting together a cook-
book is quite a job, and completion of the project
is now scheduled for Christmas. "Maybe if you
do a story about it in the magazine, that will put
pressure on me to get this cookbook finished,"
At least she isn't working alone. Karen Graber,
who works in the publication and marketing
department, is helping Morrison. Graber and
Morrison will design the cookbook's cover. "I
took some photography classes, too," Graber
adds. Maybe some of her snapshots will grace a
few cookbook pages.
No one will have to look at this cookbook
twice to see it's definitely unique. "It's going to
have a section where kids from the Educare
Center submit their recipes and then provide
instructions on how to cook their creations,"
Morrison says. This cookbook is going to have a
personal touch. "Even staff from the satellite
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schools such as Andover and Rose Hill were
good about submitting recipes," Morrison says.
About 500 recipes have been received for
Morrison to use in this benefit cookbook. This
75- to 100-page cookbook is going to be some-
thing even Butler students can appreciate. A few
students who work in the Registrar's Office
have submitted recipes.
The cookbook will have appetizers, a breakfast
section, main course entrees, and deserts. "The
support has been overwhelming," Morrison
says. The Butler cookbook might become an
annual publication. "Hopefully, we can have
another reason for publishing a cookbook next
year," Morrison says. Having a Butler cookbook
can be handy! The $10 cookbooks would make
nice graduation, birthday, Mother's Day,
Christmas, or get-well gifts. What a nice way to
show some one you appreciate them. Here are
but a few of the recipes that will be featured in
the BCCC cookbook:
2 pounds of large unshelled raw shrimp
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup oil
A dash of cayenne
1/4-1/3 cup of lemon juice
5-6 garlic cloves, minced
Remove shell, devein, and rinse in cold water.
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Drain and pat dry. Melt butter in a 9 x 13 pan;
add the remaining ingredients except shrimp.
Mix well. Add shrimp; toss gently until thor-
oughly coated. Spread shrimp in the bottom of
the pan; broil 5-10 inches from the heat for 5
minutes. Turn shrimp and broil 5-10 minutes
more. Remove shrimp with tongs and pour
Note: Shrimpi can be baked at 400 degrees for 8-10
minutes, rather than broiled.
Submitted by Michelle Koehler.
2 pounds ground beef
1 small jar pimentos (optional)
I onion chopped
1 can chopped green chillies
1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
1/2 pounds Longhorn cheese, grated
1 small can cream of chicken soup
1/2 pound Velveeta cheese
11/2 dozen flour tortillas
Brown meat, onion, and garlic salt. Drain meat
and add grated cheese. Set aside. Heat soup,
cheese, pimentos, green chilies, and milk over
low heat; stir often. Fill tortillas with meat mix-
ture, roll and put into a 9 x 13 inch greased pan
(you may need a larger baking pan). Pour cheese
mix over the top and bake at 360 degrees for 30
Submitted by Debbie Klassen.
1 envelope of ranch salad dressing
4 cups of small pretzels
2 tablespoons of whole dried dill weed
1 cup of nuts
1 teaspoon of lemon pepper
A pinch of garlic powder
6 cups of corn and rice cereal
1 cup of vegetable oil
Combine dressing mix, dill weed, lemon pep-
per, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Add
cereal, pretzels and nuts. Toss well. Pour oil
over mixture and stir well. Pour onto a large
cookie sheet and bake for one hour at 200
degrees. Stir once.
Submitted by Karen Hulse.
ICE CREAM \H A BAG
1 pint size ziploc bag
1 gallon size ziploc bag
1 bag of ice
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
6 tablespoons of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 cup of milk
Fill the large bag half full of ice. Add the salt.
Seal the bag. Put milk, vanilla, and sugar in the
small bag. Seal it. Place the small bag inside the
large one and seal it carefully. Shake until mix-
ture is ice cream (about 5 minutes). Wipe off the
top of the small bag. Open it up carefully and
enjoy. This makes small servings and it's easy to
do. Add desired toppings or fruit to give it more
Submitted by Teresa Carlson.
FU MEL CAKE
1 large egg
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup of milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
In electric skillet or heavy wide sauce pan,
heat 1 to 2 inches oil to 360 degrees on deep-fat
thermometer. In a medium bowl, beat egg with
milk; stir in flour, baking powder, salt and cinna-
mon. Mix until smooth. Hold finger under fun-
nel with a 1/3 inch wide opening, pour batter
into funnel. Start in the center of the skillet, drop
batter into hot oil moving the funnel in a circle
to make snail-like coil rings each about 6 inches
in diameter. Fry cake, turning once with a slot-
ted spatula or chopsticks, until golden brown-
about two minutes on each side. With spatula,
lift cake from hot oil, holding over skillet to
Submitted by Kim Leewright.
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MODEL AARON BE,
Story by Vina Vinson
A 52-year-old woman sits calmly in her
tidy home in Park City, readily
answering questions about a past life
filled with sexual abuse and pain. While the
name on her birth cerificate reads Tamara Ann
Evans, her true name is Arlys Marie Gilchrist, a
name she gave herself after successfully recover-
ing from Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD)
more than seven years ago.
She appears to be completely the opposite
from the overwhelmed and disturbed woman
she once described as "a pot of hot water wait-
ing to boil over."
"When I decided to change my name, I want-
ed it to mean something to me," Gilchrist says.
She carefully chose each name from a person
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who helped her recover. Arlys is the first name
of a nurse who was a source of inspiration and
encouragement to her. Marie is the middle name
of the psychologist who diagnosed her, and
Gilchrist is the last name of the social worker
who persuaded her to get help.
Gilchrist now devotes her time holding work-
shops to educate people about MPD; its causes,
diagnoses, and treatment. One such workshop
was held on Butler's El Dorado campus in the
fall of 1997.
Gilchrist talked about her experiences with a
"Woman and Society" class taught by Sonja
Milbourn in late November of that year. "I think
we, as a society, have an obligation to listen to
other people's life experiences that could help in
our own lives. Plus it is a part of the healing
process for the survivor of the abuse/' Milbourn
says. "Unfortunately, sexual and physical abuse
is a bigger problem than people want to believe.
People need to know how to spot the signs of
abuse and be prepared to help."
Sexually and physically abused as a child,
Gilchrist developed MPD before reaching her
seventh birthday. As she explains in her work-
shops, abuse and trauma before age seven are
crucial factors in allowing MPD to develop.
Gilchrist says she has memories of the sexual
abuse traumas from as early on as 18 months.
Gilchrist remained undiagnosed until she was
38 — nearly four years after having her first
memory of the abuse. Although she does not
remember much of her past, she simply knew
that she "lost time" and that her co-workers
thought of her as extremely moody. "One day I
would be all business and work my butt off and
didn't want to have anything to do with any-
body. But the next morning, I would come in
and be totally different ... happy, talkative and
friendly," Gilchrist recalls.
She has regained some of her past, especially
of her childhood, through
talking to people who knew
her as a child. She has no
support or contact with her
biological family, except for
her children. Her biological
father, the perpetrator of her
abuse, died before she had
the chance to confront him.
However, she speaks with
great joy about her foster
family who took her in as one
of their own at the age of 44.
"I really don't believe I could
have recovered without the
love and support of my foster
Gilchrist now volunteers at Prairie View
Hospital in Wichita and she works there 20
hours a week even though only one hour is
"The most important thing is just being a good
friend... playing games, cards, visiting, or what-
ever needs to be done." She also uses her experi-
ence to help people who are having a difficult
time coping; she uses herself as an example that
"One day I would
be all business and
didn't want any-
thing to do with
anybody. But the
next morning, I
would come in and
be totally different."
the journey to oneness can be successful.
While her children do not hold a grudge
against her for being a somewhat strange moth-
er, she laughingly admits that her child personal-
ity, Lisa, may have caused some annoyance in
their lives. Gilchrist would blame her children
for leaving their toys in the living room instead
of putting them where they belonged. Her kids
would claim that they had not gotten the toys
out, but the truth did not come out until one day
when the toys were out and the kids were not
"Lisa would get up in the middle of the night
and play with my children's toys," Gilchrist
Lisa was one of the last four personalities
before what is called fusion. Lisa was about eight
years old. She was shy and bashful and only
came out when she was alone or with the psy-
chologist. Tamara was the head-strong personali-
ty. "Tamara was the take-charge one," Gilchrist
remembers. Tamara was a soccer coach and the
worker, but Tammy was the people-person, she
would come out when social interaction was
needed. Gilchrist describes Tammy as being the
"mother." Her character was
caring and nuturing.
But not all of her personal-
ities were so gentle. Terry,
the only male character, was
invented to deal with anger.
A white light socket in her
living room covers a hole
where he once kicked the
wall during a fit of anger.
It is a constant reminder to
But when asked now,
Gilchrist says her full name
with pride. "I am Arlys
Marie Gilchrist." She attrib-
utes many of Arlys Marie's character traits to her
final four personalitites.
Gilchrist's clothing is an obvious portrayal of
her diverse, but whole, personality. She sits with
her legs crossed, dressed in navy slacks, topped
by a casual, comfortable blouse, and finished off
with a striking combination of Nike sandals and
"There is light at the end of the tunnel if
you're willing to do your work," she says.
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Humanities instructor Don
Koke shows off an image of
the mythical Bullfrog dur-
ing the spring festival.
Photo by Justin Hayworth
Bullfrog hops to Butler
The first annual Bullfrog Round -Up
had a home -on -the -range feel to it.
By Kim Warhurst
Warren "Homer" Chambers of Wichita
grabbed a white paper plate and a paint marker
and took a seat in the corner of Room 109.
Twenty minutes later, the eating utensil had been
transformed into a piece of art.
It's Homer's hobby drawing with paint mark-
ers that is.
"I started this as an experiment to show that I
could interest people in the art/' Homer says.
Below, Warren Chambers of Wichita leads a class in
paint marker drawing, a hobby he started a few years
ago just because it "is weird." Photos by Mike Shepherd
"And because it's weird."
In the four years that he has been doing it,
Homer has made more than 400 pieces although
most are on canvases. The plates were another
experiment just for the Bull-Frog Round-Up -
Butler's spring-time folklore festival — because
plates are cheaper and easier to work with.
Homer's paintings were just one of the attrac-
tions last spring for the first Round Up, which
was put together by humanities instructor Don
Koke. The event offered several other education-
al and entertaining performances including the
last poetry reading at the Iron Horse Concert
Hall in downtown El Dorado. Other events
included a folklore history workshop and re-
enactments by the Walnut Valley Muzzleloaders
that continued through the two-day event.
The Round-Up was modeled after the Walnut
River Valley Festival, which was started 27 years
ago in Winfield. When it started, it too had small
crowds — just as this year's Round-Up -- but has
turned into an annual event for bluegrass music
"We were really encouraged by the people
Lynn Havel tries his hand at throwing an axe. His
instructor, "Ugly," watches on. Photo by Justin Hayworth
who attended" the Round-Up, Koke says.
Koke is interested in making the Round-up a
people's festival much like the Walnut River
Valley Festival. Koke believes that the Round-up
should be entertaining yet educational.
For the 1999 Round-Up, Koke plans to move
the re-enactments to the land beside El Dorado's
community building in hopes of attracting more
community members. He is also interested in
adding a pow-wow to the schedule as a tie-in
with the last play of the spring semester per-
formed in the 700 Building's theater. The play,
"Myths and Legends," written and directed by
Phil Speary, will be about Daniel Boone's life.
This year's festival will makes its return to the
El Dorado campus April 30 through May 2.
Other attractions included re-enactments by the
Muzzleloaders. Here, one explains everyday life in the
1800s in his tent. Photos by Mike Shepherd
Mending hands, mending memories
Towanda's famous doll doctor returns
ter patients to their grateful owners
looking as good as new.
Top photo: Barbara Brush works on a doll in
her doll hospital and museum in Towanda.
Bottom photo: Among the more than 2,200
At her hospital in Towanda, Barbara Brush admits a new
patient. She carefully examines her client, a beautiful young
girl, while the mother fills out an information sheet.
Brush tenderly places the girl in one of the hospital's
intensive care beds, allowing the mother a good-bye kiss.
While Brush treats all her patients like human beings, her
clients are ceramic, plastic, cloth and porcelain and are all
carefully restored at Paradise Doll Museum and Hospital.
Brush has been repairing dolls since 1985, after taking a
correspondence course from a magazine. Along with the
help of her husband, Fred, she opened her museum in 1989,
dolls that are housed at the museum are
these three petite jewels, which now houses more than 2,200 dolls.
Brush said she started her collection mostly
with gifts from family and friends. Fred built all
the doll beds and shelves, which line the large
center room of the museum where the hospital is
housed. He also built the massive worktable,
installed a sink with hot water, and has con-
structed more than 1,500 doll stands.
"He's the one that made it all possible," she
Besides restringing, replacing hair, stuffing,
and facial features, and carefully putting shat-
tered pieces back together, Brush also makes
dolls. After taking two classes last year in micro-
computers at Butler of Augusta, Brush uses her
digital camera to make photograph dolls — dolls
with the faces of people. She charges around $50
to make the dolls.
"It's a good way to make money to keep this
place going," she says.
Brush proudly says that she has never had a
complaint about her work.
"I don't know what I would've done without
her," says Earlene DeVoe, who has an inherited
collection of close to a thousand dolls, 30 of
which have been admitted to the Towanda
Hospital at some point in time. "All my little
dolls would be in pieces."
"She takes really good care of your babies,
and treats them with love," Julie Robbins says.
Robbins drove from Eureka to Towanda for
Barbara to put the limbs back on one of her
favorite Betty Boop dolls. "Dolls are real peo-
ple," Robbins says. "She cares about what she it
She not only repairs dolls, but keeps her
schedule busy with giving tours, participating in
doll shows and entering the Prairie Port parade
each year in El Dorado. Her doll exhibition has
won second place three times.
But none of this is work, she says, because she
enjoys it so much, even the extensive work on
those completely shattered dolls, which she has
appropriately labeled as "basket cases."
"She's had some hopeless cases that she's
brought back to life," says DeVoe.
With many of the
dolls that she
receives to repair
in pieces, Barbara
has become very
delicate with her
ranges from every
to life-like wax
and ceramic dolls
including a rare
bride doll. Some
dolls are more
than four feet tall
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them, it's hard to keep it straight in a
reporter's head who is who, which is
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| hat's next year. The Mohr Twins, as
they're known around campus, were red-
shirted this season. They practice a cou-
ple times a week with the team and lift
weights four times a week.
"We're trying to get bigger so we'll be
ready for next year," says Nathan, er,
The Mohr Twins begin most school days playing with the children at Butler's EduCare Center. "The kids at the
EduCare center are all full of energy all of the time," says Nathan. "I'd like to have half of the energy they do.
Seriously, I really enjoy being around those kids."
If everything goes as
planned, Butler's Jayhawk
Conference foes will be see-
ing double when Nathan and
Matthew Mohr line up for
the Grizzlies next autumn.
Speaking of the tykes at the daycare center, Matthew says, "They tear us up in the morning; it's a rough way to start
the day." But he smiles that it's embarrassing when they can't keep up with the little ones. "We're supposed to be
big tough football players and yet those kids run us ragged."
20 The Grizzly
The Mohrs stand six-four and weigh in at
about about 220, although both concede that
Matthew may be a little taller and Nathan may
be a little heavier. Twins run in the family. The
Mohrs have a paternal aunt and uncle who are
identical as well.
They look at each other when they talk, careful
to use correct grammar when being interviewed.
Their voices, laced with a slow Kansas twang,
are nearly identical as well. "I'm three minutes
older," Nathan jokes. "But I'm more mature,"
Matthew chimes in. They
sound exactly alike. Their
mannerisms are the same.
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The ready smiles are prac-
When watching these two
big guys, who are wearing
what look like
Kindergarten desks the
day of the interview, argu-
ing over who's fastest,
who's strongest, one is reminded of Chip and
These football-playing twins hail from Andale,
where they have been called "bookends" since
their days of playing organized, peewee football.
Both were defensive ends as little shavers, but in
high school Nathan was an offensive lineman
and Matthew was a defensive lineman. Matthew
was named to the Chisholm Trail League's all-
conference defensive team; Nathan was named
to the all-conference offensive team. Both
received honorable mention at the state level.
"If football doesn't work out," Matthew
begins, "then we'll go to either KU or K-State,"
Nathan concludes. The Mohrs say they are both
interested in business law and math. "I get better
grades," Nathan says. "But I'm smarter,"
Matthew laughs. One gets the impression that
finishing each other's sentences is a common
practice. "We can tell what each other's think-
ing," says Matthew. Or Nathan. Whatever.
While at Butler, Nathan
grew a goatee like Matthew's
just to confound the general
public's collective confusion.
"We like to mess with people
sometimes," Nathan admits
with a sly grin. "People usual-
ly can't tell us apart. Teachers
get us confused all the time,"
That includes members of
the opposite sex. Which is another story best left
for telling another time. They both laugh identi-
cal laughs when asked about it.
On the day they were interviewed, the Mohrs
were not dressed alike, like some identical twins
chose to do. "Grandma and Mom sometimes
buy us the same clothes, but when we're shop-
ping we usually don't get the same clothes,"
Matthew says. "We are individuals," Nathan
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5bw£ colleges have on -campus health facilities, but Butler does not.
Story and photo by Kim Warhurst
"ey, throw me a knee pad,
Stephanie," a football player yells
from the window to pick up his
practice uniform, and Stephanie Carruth makes
another trip to the other side of the equipment
room to help the player. But six weeks ago she
wasn't able to take one step out of bed, because
she was sick.
"I was so sick, that I knew that I wouldn't be
able to go to class. That's when I had my grand-
ma schedule my first appointment to see my
doctor," Carruth says.
Like many students, Carruth not only had to
schedule her appointment around class time,
but also football practices and games. "It's
always hard to schedule an appointment
around school, and football practice ends
after most doctor's offices are closed. It
would be nice if I could have gone to a doctor
here in El Dorado, one that my parents' insur-
ance would cover, so I wouldn't have had to
miss class," she says.
Because of the problem she had with schedul-
ing an appointment around her schedule,
22 Tl*e Grrizzry
Carruth has had to miss her algebra class at least
six times to go in to her doctor's office in Valley
Center for follow-ups and blood work. "It is
important to go to the doctor when you don't
feel good, because you have to be healthy to go
to school," Carruth says.
As it is now, Carruth is behind in that class.
Her grade hasn't suffered terribly yet, but she
admits that she doesn't always know what she is
Carruth guesses that if there was a healthcare
facility on campus that was based on students'
needs, she wouldn't have had to skip class.
"If Butler had a facility like Hutchinso
Other schools in the area, like Hutchinson
Community College for instance, have health-
care facilities for students. At Hutch, students
pay 50 cents per credit hour to help pay for the
facility For a student taking 16 credit hours for
two semesters this cost equals $32 a year. While
a local doctor's office visit is $45. "So if a student
even goes once a year they are receiving an
advantage/' says Randy Myers, dean of student
services at Hutchinson Community College.
Those fees help maintain the facility, which is the
main source of minor medical treatment along
with information on safe sex and how to prevent
sexually transmitted diseases to the students at
Hutch. The facility also provides nursing stu-
dents with a place to volunteer, making it an
educational experience, as well. The facility is
located in a college-owned two-bedroom house
across the street from the campus. The house's
living room and dining area have been trans-
formed into a reception area and waiting room,
while the two bedrooms are now used for exami-
nation rooms. The exam rooms are set up like
what a normal doctor's office would look like.
Before Hutch had the healthcare facility near
campus, officials employed a part-time school
nurse that students could go to and talk about
their health problems with. The nurse could only
refer the students to a doctor like for strep
throat. "Now the Student Health Services have
physician assistants as well as nurses, under the
supervision of a physician, which the Medical
Center supervise. They are able to diagnose the
illness, dispense the appropriate medication or
recommend and make appointments for the lab
procedures and x-ray procedures," Myers says.
Myers went on to say that their students not
only have access to medical diagnosis, but treat-
ment as well.
So why doesn't Butler have one?
The answer is simple for Bill Rinkenbaugh,
Butler's dean of student services. "El Dorado
being a small town, we have a number of physi-
cians that are supportive to the college. To open
get problems taken care of quicker, and without
missing class time," Carruth says.
On the average, athletic trainer Todd Carter
supposes he sends five to 10 student-athletes a
week to the doctor for health related problems.
When he calls to schedule these appointments,
the doctors' schedule is usually full because of
the short notice. "The coaches want the athletes
to practice, but if the doctors' schedule is full
they have to be worked in," Carter says, so
either way, class or practice has to be missed.
And then there are students like Sarah Green,
an Augusta sophomore, who have seen first-
hand what a difference having an on-campus
healthcare center does.
"They have one at Wichita State and my sister
goes there all the time for health problems she
has," Green says. "She was in class one time and
she had something wrong with her so the
teacher sent her to the clinic. It made it easier
and she got it taken care of right then, instead of
missing class time."
Butler may not have a healthcare facility, but it
does hand out information about student health
insurance. The insurance is provided through
Student Assurance Services, Incorporated, in
Wichita. To be eligible, you must be an under-
graduate student taking five or more hours.
Butler handed out the pamphlets before school
started this fall, but does not receive any pay-
ment for handing out the information, nor does
it accept or take payments from students.
"The college doesn't have any collection or tie
in except helping offer it to students," says
Rinkenbaugh. Student Assurance Services pro-
vides this opportunity — a basic accident and
sickness plan — for those students who are not
covered under any health insurance policies.
las, it would help get problems taken care of without missing class time."
a healthcare facility in my opinion, is a duplica-
tion of services provided in El Dorado that are of
quality and available."
Some students and faculty disagree.
"I feel that if Butler had a facility like
Hutchinson has for its students, it would help
If there ever was a health care facility opened
on the Butler campus, "I hope it would be a
place that would do more than just take temper-
atures," Biology instructor Tonya Kerschner says.
"I definitely think a healthcare facility would be
a great value to the students."
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Story by Kristy Egbert. Photo by Mike Shepherd
Advertising is the backbone for business
in today's society. Every business
advertises through one form or anoth-
er. Advertisements are essential to a business
because they bring the consumers to the prod-
uct, just as Butler advertises to bring students to
This year, Butler has an advertisement in four
nationally-known magazines. The full-color ad
features the success stories of two former Butler
students. The first story is of Dennis Hunt, a tra-
ditional student who lost his job while attending
classes at Butler. His marketing instructor got
him an interview at a bank and he was
hired as an intern. The second
story is of non-traditional
student Janet Johnson, who
came back to school to
become a physician's assis-
tant after rearing a family.
She ended up winning the
college's highest student
honor, the Hubbard Award.
The chance to have the ad
was by invitation only.
Editorial Marketing Inc.
picked one Kansas business
and one Kansas educational center to receive the
ad spot. However, the ad isn't free; it still has to
be paid for — all $9,200 of it, which will come out
of the marketing budget. Information for the ad
was supplied to Editorial Marketing Inc., who
designed the ad.
Because the ad is not a hard-sell kind of retail
appeal, and it relies upon testimonials that help
bolster the school's image, it is called an "adver-
The ad ran in the Sept. 21 Time and U.S. News
magazines, and the Sept. 28 issues of Nezvsweek
and Sports Illustrated . It was featured in a special
section titled Inside Kansas Business, and
although it was in national magazines, only a
regional area of Kansas got it in their magazines,
so about three-fourths of the state saw it.
Butler Marketing Director Kelly Snedden says
it was a good deal. "We're the second largest
community college in the state and Butler does
some fantastic things. Instructors are changing
and impacting students' lives everyday," the col-
lege's public relations persons says. "Hopefully
people seeing these ads will build our credibility
and strength in their minds, and that we're a
quality institution and do quality work."
Luckily enough, Butler's advertorial was pub-
lished in issues of the magazines that will defi-
nitely have a high reader interest. Such as Sports
Illustrated, with home run slugger Mark
McGwire on the cover breaking the generation-
old home run record, and especially Time maga-
zine, with a cover enticing readers to open up
and see excerpts from the steamy Starr Report.
"We're hitting some of the biggest
stories, and they're going to be keepers
and filed away. It was just luck, we
had no idea what stories would
be printed in the issues that our
ad would run in. It's kind of iron-
ic that all of this is hitting at the
same time," Snedden says.
Public relations and marketing
experts were telling community
colleges that they weren't doing a
good enough job telling the pub-
lic about their life-changing sto-
ries. That is why the stories of
Dennis Hunt and Janet Johnson were chosen to
use in the ad. Butler also came out with a new
theme this year.
Instead of "Students First," it is now "Making
Changes to Benefit a Lifetime."
"The theme is all about people's lives. We're
still in belief that students are first. The theme is
still used here and there, it's not gone completely
and certainly not gone in our thinking,"
In the past Butler has advertised mainly
through radio, and occasionally through televi-
sion. The consideration to advertise in maga-
zines was never thought of until Editorial
Marketing proposed it.
"It's too early to tell whether we're going to
take the offer next year or not. We are still track-
ing the results of this ad to see what kind of
impact we get," Snedden adds.
Retiree Jack King polishes up the hood to
his old 1949 Ford Tractor in the auto body
shop. "It had been sitting around for
awhile and I just finally decided to do
something with it," he says.
Photo by Mike Shepherd
Story by Mike Shepherd
Photos by Justin Hayworth
Though she's involved with several different activities, Kristyn Barker
is enjoying her time at Butler — as a high school senior.
Andover freshman Kristyn Barker sat
in the lobby of the 1500 Building
before her speech class reading a
copy of her school paper, the Bluestreak.
The Andover High School paper, that is.
Barker is one of several high-schoolers get-
ting a head-start on their college career by
enrolling in classes at Butler. In Barker's case, by
taking 11 hours.
"I'm just here getting some stuff out of the
way." Barker says, making it sound like no big
But it is becoming a big deal. According to a
report from the registrar's office, 506 high school
students — 119 from Andover High — were
enrolled in at least one Butler class this fall. The
students from Andover are either taking classes
that count for dual credit, meaning they take
them in their high school, or are on College
That release time provides students to take
college classes in addition to their high school
schedule without being overwhelmed with
school work. Juniors can take one hour of release
and seniors can take up to three hours off.
And that's just what Barker is doing.
"A lot of people are surprised that I want to
and that I could do it," she says. "But they're
"This is a great thing for the kids because
they could have as many as 40 hours completed
by the time they graduate — that's a heck of a lot
of hours/' says Andover High counselor John
This way, Calabro added, a student who
decides to finish college in five
years, which is becoming more
common, "adds a year in the begin-
ning instead of the end."
Barker is still overwhelmed,
though not entirely because of
school work. In addition to 4 1/2
hours of school in Andover every-
day and 5 1/2 hours' worth of time
to spend on the El Dorado campus
on Mondays and Wednesdays, she
also sings in three choirs and is the
president of Andover High's
Fellowship of Christian Students and a member
of the Ambassadors' Club — a civic volunteer
Oh yeah, and she works part-time at a
Dillion's pharmacy, as well.
Despite her appearance as an overachiever,
Barker insists that she's not. Instead, she
Of 7,166 students
enrolled at Butler's
506 are high school
percent of the total
explains, she is just taking advantage of all the
opportunities that have presented themselves.
She is quick to say that she hates school but con-
cedes that is not entirely true.
"I don't hate it," she says. "I think of myself
as a social butterfly. I'd rather meet people to
broaden my horizons than spend a whole after-
noon in a classroom."
But spending time in a col-
lege classroom has been benefi-
cial — a "huge eye-opener," in
her own words. College, she
says, isn't harder, just different.
"It's like in my speech
class — I have to pay attention.
If I don't I won't succeed."
Which is unlike her algebra
class, she says, where she can
go home and work a few
example problems and make it
through just fine. Some of the material in her
speech class isn't in the textbook.
"I hate homework and having to work so
hard, not that I'm stupid; it's just sometimes I
feel like I don't have any time — which I don't,"
Barker says. "But this will put me ahead when I
do go off to school."
Barker, in the red
up every Monday
afternoon with two
hours of Tap and
Jazz dance classes.
A two-hour break
before them is
often the only free
time during the day
that she has, which
she uses to "do
Lori Berry sets the
ball in a match early
in the season. Photo
by Chris Lawrie
By Amy Train
The trials and tribulations of having a new coach can
be tough to face. It can be even tougher to face losing
that new coach after just one season. That might just
happen to the Lady Grizzly volleyball squad.
Head coach Brian Hallmark came into the program
this fall knowing it would be a challenge, but little did
he know that his hard work may not have the chance to
progress to a higher level.
"I was excited for the new challenge," Hallmark says.
But now, the only way Hallmark will remain Butler's
head volleyball coach is if the position is made full-time.
Right now, Hallmark works for the college only part-
time. Making the volleyball coaching position full-time
has been discussed in the past but has not been
approved, Butler president Jackie Vietti says. Discussion
of the status of the coaching position will be put on the
budget agenda again, she adds.
This problem has risen from Hallmark's other job in
Augusta, where he is a full-time high school teacher. As
it is now, he dashes to El Dorado after his school day
there ends to practice with the Lady Grizzlies. Because
of the distance to some tournament locations, he has
missed several days at Augusta.
Hallmark's absence became noticeable to some offi-
28 The Grizzly
cials at Augusta and the Augusta School
Board voted to not allow him to take time
off for the two remaining regular season
"There was a concern felt by the board
that Brian was compromising his time spent
with his classes; we felt like that was not
good academically for our students," says
Augusta School Board President Randy
"We felt like he should be in a position
where we wanted him to spend time in the
classroom as opposed to volleyball.
Academics should have a higher priority
than athletics," McDaniel continues.
Hallmark has already taken off the five
days negotiated in his contract plus personal
days, in addition to a number of unpaid
days in order to attend games this fall.
In Hallmark's absence, assistant coach
Bonnie Jackson took the ladies to their
games. If that wouldn't have worked out,
then the ladies would have played without a
Because of this conflict, Hallmark has
decided that unless his position is made full-
time, so he can quit working in Augusta
altogether, he will not be returning next
He considers that unfortunate since the
program is doing better than it did last year,
noting that they have a higher rank in the
"I think the program is on the right step,"
But, in order to build the program even
more, Hallmark needs to know where his
"It makes it hard to go out and full-heart-
edly recruit," Hallmark says. "With this
year's team, I think we have built a loyalty
to each other. We believe we can play with
anybody. In the past, I don't think they
expected to win."
Four freshmen players say they would
probably not return if Hallmark was not the
coach. If that happens, it will almost certain-
ly mean another season of rebuilding for the
Lori Berry celebrates the kill she set for in the photo on
the opposite page. The Lady Grizzly volleyball squad
has enjoyed more success this year than in the past, but
all of that could be in jeopardy if their coach is forced to
quit at the end of the season. Above and top left photos
by Justin Hayworth.
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It's 6 a.m., December 1st. You're still asleep,
snuggled up in your comfy warm bed. But
Butler County Community College students
Tara Munley and Michael Cox are sitting in the
cold on the roof of a Wichita department store,
not knowing when they'll get to come down.
This isn't some cruel and unusual punishment.
They're doing it for charity.
Munley and Cox, both Wichita sophomores,
are part of a program with KZSN Radio and the
Marine Corps Reserve to raise donations for
Toys for Tots. On December 1st, KZSN personali-
ty Dan Holiday climbs onto the roof of a local
department store and stays there until a pre-
determined amount of toys are donated. This is
the second year that Holiday will be joined by
"Toy Chick" Tara Munley and "Toy Dude"
Michael Cox. These Butler students say they got
involved in the program because they've been
friends with Holiday for a long time.
"He asked me to do it," Munley says. To
which Cox adds a slightly different version: "I
just went up on the roof to see him and never
While Cox, Holiday and Munley are on the
roof, Marines are on the ground taking dona-
tions. Munley says the Marines take shifts but
that the three KZSN personnel stay on the roof
with Holiday the whole time. They do remote
broadcasts for KZSN every hour, giving updates
on the number of donations and begging for
Munley and Cox report that the public's reac-
tion to them has been positive, except about Toy
Chick's name. "At first," Munley
explains, "people were shocked
at the name Toy Chick.' They
asked me if I was offended by
In fact, she and Holiday came
up with the name together.
However, neither she nor Cox
knows where the name "Toy
Dude" came from. "It just kind
of happened," Cox says.
While on the roof, both say
emphatically, the biggest prob-
lem is the cold.
"Your skin burns and your
muscles are cramped from the
cold. You get stupid and still
have to go on the air, even
though you don't know what
you're saying," Munley explains.
Last year the KZSN team had a tent and
space heaters, but it was still miserable
when the store closed. There were no peo-
ple coming by to make donations and because
KZSN doesn't do live programming between
midnight and 6 a.m., they didn't even have their
hourly remotes to look forward to. Obviously, it
was also much colder than during the day Toy
Chick reports it was even too cold and uncom-
fortable to sleep.
So why do these two Butler students do it?
"We always had stuff for Christmas and these
kids get toys that they wouldn't have had
because of us. We didn't realize what we'd done
until we got off the roof and heard the totals. At
first we just did it for Dan," Cox says. "But now
I get to help somebody, have fun and make a
dork out of myself."
The Toy Chick echoes the Toy Dude's senti-
ments: "You can be as stupid as you want
and it's OK because it's for a good cause."
ast year, the trio stayed on the roof of the east
Wichita Target store for 29 hours to collect 5,000
toys. This year's goal is 10,000 toys in honor of
the 10th anniversary of the program. Toy Chick
says is could take twice as long this year.
These Butler students want people to know
about the program so they'll come by and make
a donation on behalf of needy children. For those
who would prefer to donate cash, a $5 donation
counts as one toy.
If you're out Christmas shopping the first two
or three days of December, look up to the sky.
You probably won't see Santa Claus flying in
front of the moon, but you might see three shiv-
ering people on the roof of a store begging for
toys. If so, spare a few dollars to help a child
have a better Christmas... and in the process help
Toy Chick and Toy Dude go home to their comfy
Honeybears Angela Tullis, Tina Sayre,
Heather Griggs, Rikki Bowker
and Christie Shurtz perform during
halftime of the football game
against Fort Scott.
Photo by Chris Lawrie